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Monday, March 31, 2014

A YALSA Great Teen Graphic Novel Winner for 2014

Will & Whit
Will & Whit

By: Laura Lee Gulledge

Genre: YA graphic novel

Pages: 194

Published: 2013

Read: March

2.5 out of 5

The story was just OK. I have read much better YA graphic novels recently and I am surprised this was a winner of the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014.  Not only did I feel it jumped scenes,  but I feel a few simple changes would make the book more appealing to readers, especially teens. The title and cover are misleading, which by itself is not a bad thing...but the story is not only about Will & Whit, but all of Will's friends AND they are definitely not in a relationship as the cover portrays. However, even a better improvement would be the addition of a little color. The story focuses around creative teens coming into their own and growing together. Color is referenced a lot. I believe splashes of colors would greatly enhance the reading experience, especially blue (Whit's favorite color) and yellow (Will's lamps and electricity). With both of these being bright colors, it would give the story a bright cheerful feeling which corresponds with the story as it continues; without giving it away. 

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